When you’ve seen as many films as I have, and actually did the thing where you study it, learn about act structures, narrative journeys, etc… films get pretty boring and predicable. It’s the worst thing when you’ve blown $20 a person to hit up a movie in a theatre and halfway though, I’m pretty sure I know where the film is going and how it’ll get there.
These films, however, turn all that narrative, hero journey mumbo-jumbo on it’s head and actually let the bad guys win for once. And between us, sometimes, I get mildly curious on what would happen if the bad guys got their way.
I wasn’t disappointed.